The rise and reason of comics and graphic literature : critical essays on the form / edited by Joyce Goggin and Dan Hassler-Forest

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Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism
Graphic novels--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: vi, 238 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Authors: Goggin, Joyce, 1959-
Hassler-Forest, Dan
Notes: LCCN: 2010030564
ISBN: 9780786442942 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786442948 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Summary: "These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Origin stories: history and development of the genre. Of gutters and guttersnipes: Hogarth's legacy / Joyce Goggin -- Ridiculous rebellion: George L. Carlson and the recovery of Jingle Jangle Comics / Daniel F. Yezbick -- Suspended in mid-month: serialized storytelling in comics / Daniel Wüllner -- What we talk about when we talk about comics: theory and terminology. Balloonics: the visuals of balloons in comics / Charles Forceville, Tony Veale, and Kurt Feyaerts -- Remediation and the sense of time in graphic narratives / Kai Mikkonen -- Brick by brick: Chris Ware's architecture of the page / Angela Szczepaniak -- Out of the gutter: comics and adaptations. It was the best of two worlds, it was the worst of two worlds: the adaptation of novels in comics and graphic novels / Dirk Vanderbeke -- The 300 controversy: a case study in the politics of adaptation / Dan Hassler-Forest -- Men in tights? The superhero paradigm. The last action hero's swan song: graphic novelty or never-ending story? / Andreas Rauscher -- Extraordinary people: the superhero genre and celebrity culture in The league of extraordinary gentlemen / Jonathan E. Goldman -- Warren Ellis's Planetary: the archaeology of superheroes / Karin Kukkonen -- Drawing history: nonfiction in comics. Reconsidering comics journalism: information and experience in Joe Sacco's Palestine / Benjamin Woo -- Comics, trauma and cultural memory(ies) of 9/11 / Christophe Dony and Caroline van Linthout -- "Be vewy, vewy quiet. We're hunting wippers": a Barthesian analysis of the construction of fact and fiction in Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From hell /Julia Round -- Graphic black nationalism: visualizing political narratives in the graphic novel / James Braxton Peterson
OCLC Number: 617425057
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786442942